January 20, 2018

Falcon says he “absolutely” supports Premier Clark

Liberal MLA Kevin Falcon is back at the Legislature today for the first time since he raised questions about Premier Christy Clark in a newspaper interview last week. Falcon had suggested Clark overstepped by promising to build the world's tallest wood building in Prince George when the Treasury Board had made it clear there was not enough money … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Falcon steps down as Finance Minister, won’t run again

One of Premier Christy Clark's top ministers is calling it a day.  Kevin Falcon confirms he's quitting as Finance Minister and will not run in next year's election. Falcon says he broke the news to the premier this morning. "I think it is very important for the Premier to have a Minister of Finance who throughout the fall is putting together … [Read more...]

Premier Clark praises Falcon

Premier Christy Clark has released a written statement calling Kevin Falcon the hardest working finance minister in the country. Clark praises Falcon for keeping BC on a strong fiscal footing with a triple "A" credit rating, and says she understands how hard it can be to balance family and public life. Clark has appointed Attorney-General Shirley … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Falcon to make announcement on political future

Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has called a news conference for next hour to make what he calls a "personal announcement." Falcon is expected to announce he's getting out of BC politics. The news conference begins at 10:15 in downtown Vancouver -- CKNW will have details as soon as they become available. Falcon will be a guest on the Bill Good Show … [Read more...]

Mackie To Be Falcon In “Captain” Sequel?

Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to join Chris Evans in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at Marvel Studios says Heat Vision. Joe and Anthony Russo's sequel, currently targeting a April 2014 release, is expected to follow the acclaimed comic storyline in which Captain America's sidekick Bucky is resurrected as a brainwashed super-assassin … [Read more...]

Falcon cautious ahead of economic update

British Columbians will get an official update on the state of the province's books in a couple of weeks, but the finance minister is already sounding a note of caution. "Our budget situation is not getting better, it is getting tougher." Kevin Falcon is aiming that message at members of the BCGEU as they get prepared to go on strike, but it … [Read more...]

Falcon denies detailing assets Liberals plan to sell off

The NDP says it's time for the Liberal government to release the list of assets it plans to put on the market, but B.C.'s finance minister says that's not going to happen. Documents obtained by the Opposition show the initial parameters for surplus properties included everything from the Lotteries Corporation to the Royal B.C. Museum. Finance … [Read more...]

Falcon calls Mulcair comment “ignorant”

Finance Minister and Deputy Premier Kevin Falcon says he's amazed at comments by federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair, who has called the premiers of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan "messengers" for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The premiers have criticized Mulcair for suggesting the booming energy and resource sectors in western Canada are dragging … [Read more...]

Falcon on ICBC

Finance minister Kevin Falcon says it's important not to "overreact" to a strike vote by workers at ICBC But Falcon is backing the corporation's push to have some work declared an essential service. "Well of course it is, there's no question that having to renew your insurance is an essential service, and so the levels have to be determined, … [Read more...]

Falcon defends TransLink

Finance minister Kevin Falcon is defending the rising cost of TransLink's board of directors. Speaking on CKNW's the Bill Good show, Falcon says the board needs to have experts who can manage it in the best interest of taxpayers. "The fact of the matter is, they're balancing their budgets, and they’re running their operatings certainly in a … [Read more...]